As much as we all hear about how expensive Bordeaux is, the fact is that there are a lot of values coming out of the region that simply never receive the attention they deserve. Bordeaux is a large region with many undiscovered producers that are just waiting to be found. This bottle cost me less than $14 and was an excellent any day food wine.
I never would have thought that Bordeaux would pair with fried chicken, but it did. I certainly wouldn't put a Bordeaux next to grilled or sauteed poultry, but fried chicken is a different animal altogether. The well-seasoned, crunchy crust and moist, seasoned meat is a perfect complement to a young Bordeaux. Give it a try and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
2009 Château Bellevue la Randee - The nose showed intense plum, black currant, herbs and gravelly earth. On the palate it was medium-bodied yet velvety with tart red berries, young fig and hints of bell pepper. The finish showed this wine‚Äôs structure and acidity with flavors of dried cherry and herbs.